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Virginia L. Rathbeger
Kiowa, KS-Graveside service for Virginia L. Rathgeber, 90, will be Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Viewing will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Virginia was born on November 13, 1924 to William M. and Myrtle Miller in Kiowa and passed from this life on June 29, 2015 in Kiowa. Virginia married Ben Rathgeber in August of 1944. She had lived her lifetime in and around Kiowa. Virginia was a member of Kiowa United Methodist Church. She was a seamstress by profession, working at Clark Fabrics and Tucker Manufacturing. Virginia was a flower gardener, an avid reader and also did sewing at home. She loved to babysit her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children, David Rathgeber and wife, Theresa of Kiowa and Jerry Rathgeber and wife, Brenda of Woodward; three grandchildren, Josh Rathgeber and wife, Dedra, Natasha Mueller and Tyler Rathgeber and wife, Beca; seven great grandchildren, Hayden, Anden, Abigail, Adriene, Austen, Aiden, and Zakk.

Thos who preceded Virginia in death include her husband, Ben; sister, Willa Parscal and her parents.

Memorials may be given to Kiowa City Library through the funeral home.

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May this tribute bring comforting words and pleasant memories during this difficult time. It has been an honor serving your family.
Lanman Funeral Home Staff


Virginia was a wonderful neighbor, and I admired her many talents.  She was always a sweet lady as well.  I grew up knowing her as "Ginny".  My mother, Mildred Mott,  and Virginia were close, and visited each other often.  "Ginny" affectionately called my mother "Millie".  For several years they took walks together.  In the past year, I have stopped and visited Virginia on my way to dads room at the Kiowa Manor.  She would always have something positive to say, even though her health was declining.  My sympathy to David, Jerry, and families.
Kay Lynn (Mott) Littau


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